Did Securitization Lead to Riskier Corporate Lending?

by Joao Santos, Federal Reserve Bank of New York There’s ample evidence that securitization led mortgage lenders to take more risk, thereby contributing to a large increase in mortgage delinquencies during the financial crisis. In this post, I discuss evidence from a recent research study I undertook with Vitaly Bord suggesting that securitization also led …

Explaining the Housing Bubble

In the simplest terms, the housing bubble was caused by a flood of liquidity chasing mispriced risk.